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Last two months symptoms: tight/tingling shoulders, tight/tingling neck, headache (band type), swollen head. Tmj w/swollen lymph nodes for last 2 wks?

Last two months symptoms: tight/tingling shoulders, tight/tingling neck, headache (band type), swollen head. Tmj w/swollen lymph nodes for last 2 wks?

Multiple symptoms: Tmj disfunction is often caused by bruxism (chronic teeth grinding and/or clenching). Symptoms can include TMJ pain, pain near or in the ears, chronic headaches and/or migraines, neck and shoulder pain, and is often a result of stress. Swollen lymph nodes are usually a symptom of infection. See your dentist for an examination and diagnosis of the cause of your symptoms. ...Read more

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Enlarged Lymph Nodes (Definition)

Enlarged lymph nodes are a clinical finding in which the lymph nodes, which are parts of the immune system, are bigger than in a normal, healthy person. This can be caused by infections, cancers, ...Read more


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Can TMJ pain start at any time? Saw dds in apr. For exam had no problems. Now pain when opening mouth but also swollen lymph nodes in neck.

Can TMJ pain start at any time? Saw dds in apr. For exam had no problems. Now pain when opening mouth but also swollen lymph nodes in neck.

Definitely: Tmj (disorder) can occur at anytime and can come and go with periods of stress or difference in routine. Swollen lymph nodes are not commonly associated and i would go back for a quick check up in case it's actually something else. ...Read more

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Managing TMJ (Checklist)

Rest mouth from hard foods
Daily
Try OTC pain meds
Daily
Get a diagnosis and treatment from an experienced dentist
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Is a blunt paint below the hinges of my jaw indicative of swollen lymph nodes, therefore I ought to bunker down and get rest/fluids/etc?

Is a blunt paint below the hinges of my jaw indicative of swollen lymph nodes, therefore I ought to bunker down and get rest/fluids/etc?

See Doctor: Pain in the jaw hinge could be tmj, but pain below the hinge could be anything: referred pain of decaying tooth, inflammation in the parotid gland or lymph node. If red, warm or swollen, call your doctor. Rest and fluids are for viral infections (cold and flu). If this is a localized bacterial infection you need to seek medical attention. ...Read more

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I have lupus, swollen lymph nodes, and recently got a fever, my right ear is stuffy nd popping doesn't work.

I have lupus, swollen lymph nodes, and recently got a fever, my right ear is stuffy nd popping doesn't work.

Treatment needed: With lupus all infections and fevers need to be looked at and if necessary treated. See your primary M.D. Or rheumatologist. It sounds like an ear infection. ...Read more

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Young male child with swollen lymph nodes?

Young male child with swollen lymph nodes?

See your doctor: Any child with enlarged lymph nodes should have a visit to his/her pediatrician. Most enlargement of lymph nodes are what we called reactive enlargement, because it is usually associated with an infectious process, like sore throat, ear infection, etc. Now, enlargement of lymph nodes that are persistent, above certain size or in certain places can be the the first sign of more severe diseases. ...Read more

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Treating Swollen Feet or Ankles (Checklist)

Move your body. Avoid sitting or standing for long periods
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Don't wear tight garments
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Lose weight if needed
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Avoid standard diuretics as they won't solve the problem
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If I had swollen lymph nodes for longer than 2 years they must be benign right?

If I had swollen lymph nodes for longer than 2 years they must be benign right?

Not always.: While it is true that lymph nodes that remain stable in size are "more likely than not" to be cancerous, that is not an absolute rule. In fact, many lymphomas may grow very slowly and not demonstrate any appreciable change in size over a few years. I advise you to seek out medical evaluation, if for no other reason than peace of mind. ...Read more

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Swollen Glands (Definition)

Swollen glands is also known as Enlarged lymph nodes. Swollen glands usually refers to enlarged lymph nodes. Lymph nodes may become enlarged during an infection as the nodes fill ...Read more


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Tmj Syndrome (Definition)

Temporomandibular joint dysfunction is a disorder characterized by inflammation of the jaw joint. Symptoms include jaw pain, a ...Read more


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